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Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power grab

Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power...

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Enlarge / Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks during a mask-burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin grabbed the reins Tuesday by banning COVID-19 vaccination "passports" and mandatory COVID-19 testing in the state while Gov. Brad Little was away on travel. She also sought…
Why You Need to Stop Assuming We’ll All Get COVID

Why You Need to Stop Assuming We’ll All Get COVID

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Photo: DC Studio (Shutterstock)When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, in late 2019 and early 2020, there was a thought that maybe we could contain it—isolate the people who were sick, trace their contacts, and put them in quarantine, and the disease wouldn’t be able to spread. Other emerging diseases had fizzled out in the past,…
Biden administration expects J&J boosters in the next few weeks

Biden administration expects J&J boosters in the next few weeks

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Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Johnson & Johnson plans to seek authorization for a booster dose for its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine early this week, according to a report by The New York Times. J&J is the last to apply…
If You’re Pregnant and Haven’t Gotten a COVID Vaccine Yet, You Really Should

If You’re Pregnant and Haven’t Gotten a COVID Vaccine Yet, You...

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Photo: Prostock-studio (Shutterstock)All three of the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) are considered safe to use in pregnancy, and the data strongly supports getting vaccinated if you’re pregnant, have recently been pregnant, or intend to get pregnant soon. But only 31% of pregnant people have been vaccinated, so the CDC…
For People Who Got The J&J Vaccine, Some Doctors Are Advising Boosters ASAP

For People Who Got The J&J Vaccine, Some Doctors Are Advising...

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The COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was a one-shot regime. But data shows that people who got the shot may have waning immunity, and some doctors say a second shot would be a good idea. Stephen Zenner/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stephen Zenner/Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was a…
NY prepared for tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers to lose jobs

NY prepared for tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers to...

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Enlarge / Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against COVID-19 mandates in New York on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories New York state has braced itself for the possibility of losing tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers who fail to meet the state's Monday deadline for COVID-19 vaccination. Last month,…
The Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers Means Hospitals Are Losing Staff

The Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers Means Hospitals Are Losing Staff

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New York healthcare workers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or lose their jobs. At one rural hospital, opposition to the vaccine is exacerbating an existing labor shortage, forcing cuts to services.
COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective, Pfizer Says

COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And...

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A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic earlier this month at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic earlier this month at the…
‘Vaccine Talk’ Facebook Group Is A Carefully Moderated Forum For Vaccine Questions

‘Vaccine Talk’ Facebook Group Is A Carefully Moderated Forum For Vaccine...

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Kate Bilowitz moderates a Facebook group where people exchange views on vaccinations. She shares what moderating it has been like during the pandemic. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Kate Bilowitz of Oakland, Calif., works full-time and is a mother. She has a hobby of sorts during these often-contentious times that's made her a source of information. KATE…
COVID-19 Booster Doses Are Coming, But Not for Everybody

COVID-19 Booster Doses Are Coming, But Not for Everybody

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Photo: Robyn Beck (Getty Images)The FDA’s advisory panel voted unanimously Friday that booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine should be available to people 65 and older and people at high risk of severe disease. That recommendation is likely to be amended to include other groups like healthcare workers. Assuming the FDA uses the panel’s recommendation,…

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